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Pilot Program for Parents of Adolescents and Teens

PAT Pilot Group

PEPS is excited to embrace the opportunity and responsibility to support families with adolescents and teens in a unique pilot program! Parents will be able to participate in a FREE nine-week pilot program that will include time to share highs and lows, as well as feature topics for discussion each week. Each meeting will be led by a Group Leader with a background in adolescent development and psychology, trained in group facilitation.

In this series, our organization will be using the program to learn and adapt, as we strive to make this an ongoing series, and enhance the curriculum continuously. Be sure to participate in the pre-and post-program surveys to share your feedback and help this program grow!


Program Details

Who: This virtual gathering is open to solo parents and caregivers, couples, and co-parents, with children aged 10 - 18 years, living in our service region. Adult participants will attend without adolescents and teens in attendance. Up to 12 families will participate in each group.

What: A pilot peer-support meeting for parents and caregivers of adolescents and teens. This will be offered as a nine-week series, with no cost to registrants, and will meet virtually.

The PEPS curriculum has been developed specifically for this program and community. Here is a sample of  the discussion topics that will be offered:

  • Foundations of parenting adolescents
  • Adolescent brain development
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Identity development
  • Gender identity development
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Helping adolescents cope with stress
  • And more to come! 

When: Participants will meet weekly for nine consecutive weeks, starting on:

  • Monday, October 4, 2021, from 6 - 8 pm
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 1 - 3 pm
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 6 - 8 pm
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 10 am - 12 pm
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 6 - 8 pm
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 7 - 9 pm

Where: In the comfort of your own home! All PEPS programs and events are currently being offered virtually. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link with a password to maintain the privacy and security of the call. 

Groups will run for nine weeks in total, with 8 PEPS-facilitated meetings. There will be four weeks of facilitated meetings, followed by a one-week break. In this fifth week, PAT participants who are comfortable gathering in-person can coordinate a social meetup without a facilitator. The group will then resume for the remaining four weeks. 

PEPS programs fill quickly — register today to secure your spot!Register for the PAT pilot program.


Additionally, we are partnering with Sistema Escolar USA to introduce a virtual pilot program to support Spanish-speaking parents of adolescents and teens! The curriculum for this pilot series has been translated and adapted and will be led by trained facilitators from Sistema Escolar. To participate in future sessions of this Spanish-speaking series, please contact Liliana Medina at sistemaescolarusa@gmail.com.


Interested in joining an Affinity program in the future or would like to suggest an affinity? Fill in our interest form to be contacted about the next available series or other series we develop to connect families with similar interests.

Questions?
Check out our FAQs, call PEPS at (206) 547-8570, or email us at registration@peps.org.

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